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Tag: Africa

Brasil: Capoeira

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 10:36 am   /   Brasil, Culture

Capoeira is a martial art infused dance, which is thought to have originated in the 16th century in Brazil. Although today capoeira has become somewhat omnipresent with the booming popularity of street acrobatics such as parkour, its history remains mysterious. Discover the story of this 500 year old martial art, and explore the best places […]

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Let The Games Begin

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   UrbanStreetSoccer, World Cup

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the World. One of the worlds most highly-anticipated sports events kicks off today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games have been mired in controversy due to the high-profile protests against the billions of dollars being spent in the face of extreme poverty. Nonetheless, the FIFA 2014 World Cup is happening. The […]

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Soccer Joy

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm   /   Africa, Art

UrbnStreetSoccer note: This is an excerpt from the February issue of National Geographic magazine. (National Geographic) — Miles from the main roads, in rural Africa, soccer balls bounce unevenly. Playing fields are arid, lush, weedy, sandy—any flattish space will do. Goalposts might be made of gathered mahogany or driftwood. Some feet are bare, others shod […]

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Slaves to football

Posted: August 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm   /   Africa

People & Power investigates a ruthless football trafficking trade that preys on naïve young dreams. Like UrbanStreetSoccer on Facebook. Follow UrbanStreetSoccer on Twitter @UrbanStSoccer

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Art: Kehinde Wiley

Posted: August 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm   /   Art

The Kehinde Wiley Legends of Unity Exhibition, featuring portraits of three of Africa’s greatest footballers is a definite must-see. This LA-born artist has been compared to some of the greatest portrait painters of our time and his colourful realist creations are truly mesmerising.

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Obama in Africa

Posted: July 8, 2013 at 9:25 am   /   Africa, The Buzz

President Obama completed his 3 country tour in Senegal, South Africa & Tanzania, where he called for America to partner with Africa to help build Africa for Africans.

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Messi in Senegal

Posted: June 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm   /   Africa, The Buzz

Barcelona star Lionel Messi arrived in Senegal to help launch a campaign against malaria in Africa. The reigning world footballer of the year is advocating the need to use medicated bed nets to reduce the pace of the disease on the continent. “I am really delighted to come to Senegal,” the Argentine told BBC Sport. […]

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